When properly installed and maintained, smoke alarms save lives by alerting residents of smoke and fire thereby reducing fire deaths and injuries. In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
How do I install a smoke alarm correctly?
For many years NFPA 72, the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, has required that at minimum a smoke alarm be installed inside every bedroom, plus outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home including the basement. Homes with particularly large square footage should consider having at least two alarms on each level.Read More